The 127 Hours star, 32, is planning to re-create the most famous moment in the film when his character â€“ mountaineer Aron Ralston â€“ cuts off his trapped arm.
Franco has apparently enlisted co-host Anne Hathaway for the grisly re-enactment.
Academy Awards show writer Bruce Vilanch said the scene was the â€˜obvious bitâ€™ in their forthcoming presenting duties.
â€˜We have to sit down with them to figure out what they will and will not do,â€™ warned Vilanch.
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